Saturday, October 4, 2008

October 2008 Meeting

We had a great meeting at the Bath House today!

Let's see if I can remember who all was there:
Deanna Wood, Mary Wright, Robin Walker, Janet Reynolds, Silvia Thornton, Susan Sponsler, Junanne Peck, Trayc Claybrook, and Vet.

We were joined by new members Jackie Chaiken, Nancy Lea, Juliana Robles, and Peggy Epner. Oh and some random guy named Paul who makes candles happened to be walking by and heard someone talking about wax. Junanne gave him her contact info, so if she goes missing, that's why. :-)

If I missed someone (I know I did), I apologize...

Some Like It Hot:
Junanne talked about the Some Like It Hot (now) touring exhibition. At least 4 people from the Houston group will be participating as well.

Junanne took the work that will be traveling on to the Texas Artists Museum in Port Arthur.

Here's the timeline:
*ASAP - submit your images to Junanne (even if you sent them to Janet prior to the Bath House show, please send them to Junanne), along with information on each piece - title, media, size, price
October 29 - deadline for work to be delivered to Junanne
October 31st - she will drive the work down to Port Arthur
November 1 - installation
November 9, 2:30 - 4:00 - reception - demo at 3 pm (someone from the Houston group will do the demo)
November 29 - Junanne will pick up the work from Port Arthur and take it to her studio in Fort Worth

Junanne has also secured a spot for the exhibition at the Firehouse Gallery in Fort Worth, Feb 9 - March 7th, 2009. We have the option to do a workshop or demo.

Thanks so much to Junanne for doing all this!

Global Swarming:
November 12, 2008 - we're still scheduled to do the panel discussion at the MAC - on the panel will be me, Janet, and 2 beekeepers. Hope everyone can make it! At that time we'll submit a proposal for the show for next year.

September, 2009 - the Global Swarming show will be on exhibit at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park during the fair. We can be a major part of the facility's opening celebration.

We can have a presentation of work at the same time at the MAC, along with possible talks and demos.

May 9 - May 31, 2009 at M2 Gallery in Houston .

Gwen from the Houston group has secured this show for the 4 TexasWAX groups. I'll be sending out the formal prospectus as soon as it's finalized.

The theme is "Degrees." Interpret that however you would like.

The Bee Team:
I shared information about The Bee Team, a group of Etsy sellers that I joined recently:

They have a blog as well.

So if you have any wax/encaustic work on Etsy, please join.

They are also working on a show dealing with Colony Collapse Disorder, so perhaps we can join forces with them at some point.

White Rock Lake Artist's Tour:
October 18 & 19, 2008
Silvia will be participating in this studio tour. Visit the official website for more info.

Next meeting:
Sunday, November 16, 1-3 at Trayc's studio in Deep Ellum - directions to follow. Hope to see everyone there!

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Meeting

Just a reminder that the October meeting of TexasWAX/Dallas is Saturday, October 4, 11:00 - 1:00 at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas.

We'll be picking up our work from the Some Like It Hot exhibition or passing it along to Junanne Peck, who secured a show for us at the Texas Artist Museum in Port Arthur, Texas. Thanks, Junanne! So that makes Some Like It Hot officially a touring exhibition. That's exciting! Oh, and the TexasWAX/Houston is participating, too, since they're so close to Port Arthur.

Hope to see everyone at the Bath House.